Accession Number : ADA318280

Title :   How Many Can Be Joint? Supporting Joint Duty Assignments,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Harrell, Margaret C. ; Schank, John F. ; Thie, Harry J. ; Graff, Clifford M., II. ; Steinberg, Paul

PDF Url : ADA318280

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : The Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense (DoD) Reorganization Act of 1986 directed a broad range of organizational and functional changes to improve the ability of the military services to carry out successful joint military operations. However, from the act's initial implementation, the defense agencies and the services have raised numerous concerns about its provisions and procedures. Congress recognized these concerns and tasked DoD to revisit the implementation of the Goldwater-Nichols legislation. The conferees of the 1993 National Defense Authorization Act reviewed the procedures, both statutory and regulatory, for designating a position as a joint duty assignment and concluded that 'the time has come to reconsider the joint duty assignment list, particularly with respect to Defense Agencies.' In response to a request by the Director of Manpower and Personnel of the Joint Staff (JS/J-1), RAND examined the joint officer management that forms the basis of the response to the congressional directives. To respond to Congress effectively, the research approached the issue of joint officer management from both the demand and supply sides. The goal of the demand-side research was to recommend a procedure for measuring the joint content of a position; the goal of the supply-side research was to determine how many of the positions with joint content the services could support. This report describes the results of the supply-side analysis.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *LEGISLATION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, JOBS, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, ALLOCATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, REGULATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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